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Taste Perception and Internal Nutrient Sensing in Drosophila

Hubert Amrein, Texas A&M Health Science College of Medicine
Friday, March 24, 2017
12:15-1:15 PM
1640 Chemistry Dow Lab Map
The fly brain harbors a small subset of neurons capable of gluconeogenesis. These neurons express the critically important enzyme Glucose­6­Phosphatase (green), and a subset of them also express NPY, a neuropeptide implicated in feeding regulation, fat metabolism, and numerous other processes. Neural gluconeogenesis regulates glucose and glycogen levels in flies that experience starvation, revealing an novel mechanism of metabolic regulation of energy carriers.

Host: Monica Dus
Building: Chemistry Dow Lab
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Biology, Research, Science
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology